Jodie Wehrspann

Senior Editor, Farm Industry News

Jodie has been a journalist for 15 years, specializing in machinery, technology and precision farming. Prior to Farm Industry News, she worked as a research analyst/editor for Rockwood Research, the former research arm of Farm Journal Media.

Jodie has won numerous writing awards including the Master Writer Program Award, Level IV, from the American Agricultural Editor's Association (AAEA). She has also been recognized for her technical writing skills by the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Minnesota Magazines and Publications Association. Jodie is an active member of AAEA and currently serves on the board.

A former native of Montevideo, MN, Jodie earned a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters degree in Business Communications from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

Posts by Jodie Wehrspann

Farm machinery sales reach five-year high

U.S. sales of farm tractors and combines continued to climb in May, reaching a five-year high in units sold, according to a report released today....More

Farming in Switzerland

Today Robert Kaufmann, president EurAgEng, invited us to attend the AgEng 2014 conference, an internal conference on agricultural....More

The future of ag in North Dakota

Our A to Z of farm technologies story, featured in our May issue, is being used to inspire some key agricultural initiatives in North Dakota. The....More

Virtual antique tractor tour

This week, the nation’s top farm machinery engineers will discuss the latest advancements in farm machinery as part of the 2013 Agricultural....More

Can West, TX, fertilizer explosion happen on farms?

The recent explosion in West, Texas, has put anhydrous ammonia safety in the news, raising the question of whether the same catastrophe could....More

Ethanol advocates fight bill at Capitol that that would cut production

Growth Energy, a coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, met on Capitol Hill this week to counter mounting attacks made by the oil industry to repeal....More

Is your farm data ISOBUS compliant?

As reported last week in Farm Equipment, Agricultural Industry Electronic’s Foundation (AEF) will host its next ISOBUS Plugfest this month at....More

Poet says its corn stover removal rates are sustainable

Bioenergy producer Poet-DSM last week issued a response to a Purdue report stating that removing corn stover from fields can have negative effects....More

Inside scoop: Technologies coming to farm equipment

Program chair of this year’s Ag Equipment Technology Conference gives us the inside scoop at the technologies changing farm equipment....More

FIRST LOOK: Versatile tractor on tracks?

Farm Industry News received an anonymous tip last month that Versatile would be coming out with a high-horsepower tractor on tracks. Well, now we....More

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